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One standard to bind them: Sustainable cocoa framework to go live in 2016

A voluntary framework for sustainable cocoa that could help align industry efforts will be introduced by the end of 2016, say those behind the standard.

Lost World: ICAM taps Amazonian cocoa for Vanini brand launch

Italian confectioner ICAM has launched premium chocolate brand Vanini in the US, which uses Bagua cocoa, grown in the Peruvian amazon.

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Topsy turvy: Sustainable cocoa efforts are upside down, says WWF

Chocolate companies and certification organizations can get better productivity gains by improving underperforming cocoa farmers rather than rewarding top producers, according to the World Wildlife Fund.

Natural sweeteners market continues to grow – but yet to reach full potential

The natural sweeteners market has continued to grow as consumers seek to cut both sugar and artificial sweeteners from their diets – but it still has a long way to go to catch up with more established sweeteners.

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Cocktail Candy: We're not marketing to kids

Cocktail Candy: We're not marketing to kids

Belgian firm Candy Pack says it understands why some people might be "touchy" about the idea of alcohol-themed confectionery,...

WCF partnership meeting: The buzz on cocoa sustainability

WCF partnership meeting: The buzz on cocoa sustainability

What are the chocolate industry and NGOs saying about cocoa sustainability? Catch up with the social media...

How does Ebola impact the chocolate industry?

Industry 'deeply concerned' by Ebola but no impact on big choc companies yet

Ebola is a huge humanitarian concern for the cocoa and chocolate industry, but contrary to some reports...

Stevia chocolate firm Coco Polo eyes mainstream retail

Can stevia chocolate ever be a mainstream retail fixture?

Stevia chocolate is beginning to gain momentum in the US but could take at least a decade...

Nestlé confectionery sales slump 7%

Nestlé confectionery sales slump 7%

Nestlé confectionery sales fell 7% in its nine-month results due to rising cocoa costs and declines in...

Brazil’s ANIB and ABIMA associations to merge

Brazilian biscuit and bread associations merge in ‘basic basket’ tax hope

Brazil’s National Biscuit Industry Association (ANIB) is merging with the country’s Association of Pasta Manufacturers (ABIMA), which...

Probiotic levels in chocolate

How to measure probiotic counts in chocolate

Flow cytometry – a laser-based cell sensor system – is almost twice as accurate at measuring probiotic...

Turrón firms investigated market rigging Spain

Six turrón ‘nougat’ firms investigated for market rigging in Spain

Spanish authorities have opened disciplinary proceedings against possible anti-competitive practices of half a dozen manufacturers of the...

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